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ALN is an extensive alliance of Africa’s most dynamic, independent and ambitious law firms that have come together to change the future of legal services on the continent. ALN firms are recognised as leading firms in their jurisdictions by the international legal directories and many have advised on ground-breaking, first of a kind deal in their markets. ALN is the largest grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its fourteen members and an established network of Best Friends across the continent. The firms are located in four major regional economic groupings – EAC, ECOWAS, SADC, and COMESA – with a combined population of 700 million people. ALN firms are on the ground in some of Africa’s fastest growing jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies: Algeria, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Chambers Global has consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the ‘Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africa-wide’ category.


Mesfin Tafesse & Associates

For more than a decade Mesfin Tafesse & Associates Law Office (MTA) has provided high quality, timely legal advice to clients operating in Ethiopia and, as part of ALN, we have enhanced our reach across the continent and beyond.

With substantial expertise across a diverse range of Ethiopian and international law, we have a sizeable market share of big ticket foreign direct investment and cross-border M&A. We have expertise in various practice areas, including power and energy, corporate and M&A, mining, manufacturing and industries, banking and finance, taxation, IT and Telecom, construction and real estate, employment and immigration, civil society laws and dispute resolution. We are committed to providing our clients with world-class service, including investment advice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, business negotiations, preparation of corporate and transaction documents, local presence facilitation, and research and consultancy.

Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 have consistently ranked MTA as a Band 1 and Tier 1 legal service provider in Ethiopia.



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